Category: Crypto-currency

NEO – An Open Network For Smart Economy

https://neo.org/ White Paper English.   NEO is a Shanghai based Blockchain startup founded by Da Hongfei. The founder has initial seed investment of USD 90K for which he gave up 10% of the tokens to the seed investors.Previously it was called Antshares.It is called Chinese ethereum. NeoVM is similar to Java VM. NEO is inspired by

EOS – Infrastructure for Decentralized Application

https://eos.io/ White Paper. EOS is trying to compete with Ethereum as a platform for Blockchain applications by focusing on scalability and speed for decentralized applications. It is based on Delegated Proof of Stake (DPOS) Consensus algorithm invented by Daniel Larimer (Co-founder of EOS). Video link to different consensus mechanisms by Andreas M. Antonopoulos here. EOS has

Stellar – (Lumins) XLM, Disrupting the banking industry with unique consensus protocol.

https://www.stellar.org/ White paper link. Github link. Stellar was founded in 2014.Stellar is structured as a Non Profit Organization. Stellar is an open-sourced payment protocol founded by Jed McCaleb and Joyce Kim. Jed was co-founder of Ripple  and Mt. Gox. Joyce Kim is now co-founded a blockchain based venture capital firm called SparkChain Capital. Currently Stellar’s crypto-currency called

BitPay – Get Paid in Bitcoins

https://bitpay.com/ BitPay was founded in 2011. BitPay is the largest Bitcoin payment processor in the world.BitPay is one of the earliest Bitcoin payment processing companies in the crypto-world. BitPay’s mission was to make it easy for businesses to accept Bitcoin as a payment mechanism. BitPay was early on understanding that Bitcoin would revolutionize payments industry.

zk-SNARKs – Privacy for Blockchain

zk-SNARKs stands for Zero-Knowledge Succinct Non-Interactive Argument of Knowledge Proofs. If your in crypto space, you might have heard about “zk-SNARKs” . Details are either sketchy or explained in a very complex way. Even the white paper from Ethereum has complex explanation to be easily understandable. So it takes some time to wrap around this concept. FYI#

Prism – World’s first platform for portfolios of assets.

https://prism.exchange/ Prism is built by ShapeShift.io. (ShapeShift is famous platform for crypto asset conversion and exchange). Currently Prism is under private beta and users can join their waitlist. Prism is a first of a kind platform for creating portfolios of assets. Prism, is an Ethereum based decentralized application. It does not have its own token. Prism

RootStock – Smart Contracts for Bitcoin

http://www.rsk.co/ Github location: https://github.com/RSKSmart This blog post is different than others. Rootstock or RSK is not a decentralized app. Rootstock is still work in progress. Its a complete new paradigm improving the Bitcoin platform. Currently Bitcoin platform is extremely slow in transaction processing (7 transactions per second) and Bitcoin does not allow conditional flows. Rootstock is

Dmarket – decentralized marketplace for virtual goods

https://dmarket.io/ Dmarket is a Ukraine based startup which plans to bring decentralized marketplace for virtual goods in the gaming world.  The white paper is listed here. Dmarket is a fully decentralized application on blockchain platform leveraging. Currently , they are leveraging Ethereum ERC-20 tokens for the ICO, and later will be incentivizing users through their
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